Consumers are adopting chat and voice platforms faster than any channel before them, but the clear question is, what does this mean for retail? This e-book lays out the channels, how they differ, what customers expect on each, and sets up readers for conversational commerce success.
Designed for retail CEO's, CMO's, e-Commerce Directors, Marketing Managers and other strategic decision makers, the Total Retail Resource Library is the premier source for free retail oriented best practices and case studies.
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A new research report, Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Industry Insights: Retail, was recently published by COPC Inc. and Execs In The Know, with sponsorship support from Gladly Inc. This report reveals key findings about in-store, online and mobile shoppers in the United States regarding customer care and brand loyalty.
Successful retailers offer mobile sites with a frictionless path to purchase that also seamlessly integrate into omnichannel shopping experiences. In its inaugural RETAIL Mobile Customer Experience Index, UserTesting conducted a competitive benchmarking study comparing the mobile web user experiences (UX) of eight of the top Fortune 100 retailers: Best Buy, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Target, TJ Maxx, and Wal-Mart.
The UX Revolution: How Analytics are Powering a Revolution in Customer Understanding
In a recent segmentation of U.S. shoppers, LoyaltyOne Global Solutions explored the types of shopper personas that emerge when we exclude demographic differences like age and gender and concentrate solely on behavioral data. What was discovered was illuminating, if not a little surprising: beyond age, so-called millennials are far from being one cohesive group at all. In fact, they fall into a multiplicity of groups with a variety of shopping preferences and attitudes.
There's always someone in-store to assist customers during their shopping. Online, your users are alone. A single shared aspect remains: the experience. The e-commerce experience is moving closer to customers, with links established via optimized interfaces and user data serving as a powerful lever to gain a better understanding of users’ needs.
Mobile: six letters that have heralded ambitious prospects for e-tailers. As new strategy terms appear, so do the challenges in e-commerce. Although mobile users are increasingly connected all day long through their phones, they still remain attached to tablets and computers, making their journeys a bit more complicated.
Retailers that craft post-purchase customer journeys to be proactive, relevant and emotionally engaging foster stronger customer relationships and drive more repeat business, according to the Narvar Post-Purchase Benchmark 2017. The benchmark report is based on customer engagement data from over 300 brands and retailers over the course of the year and distills key insights by merchandise category, retailer type, average price point and other dimensions.
In early February 2017, Jetlore conducted a survey of 750 consumers to understand their sensitivity to online shopping experiences. The respondents, all from the United States, were of both genders, aged 18–56. This broad spectrum of respondents represents the diversity of online shoppers who routinely choose to buy online vs. visiting a brick-and-mortar store. The findings reveal that shoppers’ patience and loyalty are tightly tied to convenience and personalization.
The Walker Sands 2016 Future of Retail report takes a look at the evolving habits of shoppers today and how the retail technology space is undergoing a large transformation.
Disruptors are reshaping consumer behavior. In response, retailers are stepping up their game. In our analysis, we examine six closely intertwined strategies retailers are using to stave off disruption and better attract and retain today’s mercurial shoppers. The underlying theme of these strategies: to create an immersive, seamless, brand-defining experience for consumers across all channels, one that will keep them coming back.
Building your own brand, being laser-focused on your customers and profitably delivering exceptional consumer experiences are essential in a world where Amazon.com sets the table stakes. Download our field guide to learn the five steps to e-commerce success in the age of Amazon so you can meet consumers’ expectations, boost sales and improve their loyalty.